Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerWildlife was recorded with a camera in the Gediz Delta, where Turkey has been following the candidacy process for UNESCO World Natural Heritage. President for the continuation of the natural life in the area and the protection of the ecological balance. Tunç Soyerhad launched a campaign with the slogan "Clean Gediz, Clean Gulf".
Wildlife was recorded with a camera in the Gediz Delta, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage candidate. Under the leadership of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, 10 camera traps were placed at the designated points in the delta with the permission of the Nature Conservation National Parks Izmir Branch Directorate and with the cooperation of the Nature Association. Images of fox, jackal, badger, hare, wild boar, hedgehog and wild horses were reflected on the camera traps on the scrub field, salt steppe, reeds and hills. The study contributed to the determination of the life activities of wild mammals in the region and to reveal the threats they face. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor for the continuation of the natural life in the area and the protection of the ecological balance. Tunç Soyerhad launched a campaign with the slogan "Clean Gediz, Clean Gulf". Minister Tunç Soyer“This is Turkey's issue. Gediz will not be Ergene, İzmir Bay will not be Marmara, we will continue this struggle until clean water flows from Gediz. We will not pollute Gediz, we will protect it”.
There are 300 bird species
The UNESCO World Natural Heritage candidate Gediz Delta, which was formed by the accumulation of alluviums carried by the Gediz River in İzmir Bay, has the distinction of being one of the largest deltas in the Eastern Mediterranean with an area of 40 thousand hectares. Nearly 300 bird species have been identified in the delta, for which an application has been made to be declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Studies continue to detect medium and large mammals in the delta, which is generally known for birds, and to identify the elements that threaten wildlife.